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Bell's Eccentric Cafe

355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
+1 269-382-2332
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must do. Our tour guide was Austin he was high energy from the minute we opened the door, which for most at 4pm on a Friday they have checked out already but not Austin. Incredible facility (spotless and everything so neat), learning...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great atmosphere for a night out with friends or family. The food is fantastic for what you typically expect out of a brewhouse. Bells has an excellent line up of beers to choose from. Great experience and our service was quick &...More

Thank Ashley H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great variety of beer-even our non-beer drinker found something she liked (the Mead!)-on the waitress’s suggestion. Awesome burger and sandwiches. I’d have been happy to eat here twice during our overnight stay it was that good and had enough items I wanted to try. A...More

Thank stefamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for a conference and whole trip was awesome! Check out the Brewery itself on an awesome tour !

Thank Brett O
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Brett! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, and we especially appreciate you coming to visit! It sounds like you enjoyed your experience with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit in downtown Kalamazoo. Great Beer and friendly service!! The Tequila Barrel Mango Habanero Oberon was a awesome surprise.

Thank Matthew H
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Matthew! We like to keep our beer board interesting, and Tequila Barrel Mango Habanero Oberon certainly helps us out in that endeavor. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we're already looking forward to your next. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've wanted to try out the Eccentric Cafe for a while and finally got an opportunity and it did not disappoint. They have a nice selection of food and new/different/experimental beers on tap. A Mango Habanero Oberon was a particularly unique offering when I was...More

Thank eman927
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so happy to hear this! Thank you for stopping by for a visit and giving us a try. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the Mango Habanero Oberon, and we hope you'll be back again soon to sample a few more! Thanks for your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bell's has come a long way from being a bar with cement floors from the old warehouse, to a very nice bar and café with wooden siding and large selection of beer and food. First of all, its a Kalamazoo icon - the beer is...More

Thank Tabascotack
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this great review! We so appreciate your recognition of where we've come from, and we appreciate your support as we continue to grow and improve. We are lucky to be a part of the Kalamazoo community, and particularly grateful for great fans...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bell's is a famous local spot for anyone from Kalamazoo, join them for beer, they have an extensive list, or bar bites, or a full meal of burgers, salads, onion rings, etc. Its not high end dining, and it can get loud and too busy,...More

Thank tommydegg
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Tommy! We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback regarding the food, beer, and overall atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon for another great visit! Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We would come back for the beer but wouldn't plan on it for dinner. They have about 20 beers to choose and all the ones we tried were really good. The beer cheese soup was ok and the bahn mi sandwich was very plain. It...More

Thank Todd C
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, Todd! We sincerely apologize that you were disappointed with your food, but we appreciate your comments. I have passed these notes on our to Chef and his team for their consideration moving forward. We're glad you were able to try...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my first time to enjoy Oberon Day at the Eccentric Cafe and it was great. Enjoyed the Oberon from the tap...nothing like it! Food was great too! We also went on the tour and it was a lot of fun!More

Thank zylly103
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to celebrate Oberon Day with us! It's so fun to hear about everyone's experiences that day, and we can't thank you enough for your support. We're glad you were able to enjoy a tour with us, and we appreciate you comments...More

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kmlctravels
16 March 2018|
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Response from srschrier | Reviewed this property |
Possibly ciders are available.
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Bdbehnke
24 August 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
The beer garden is divided. A large open space with a bandshell - limited seating, mostly standing for large shows. The other side has square and octagonal tables with umbrellas with no view of the bandshell - a simple beer... More
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Patricia R
8 August 2016|
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Response from Showmesun | Reviewed this property |
We only stopped in for a beer - never looked at a menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-382-2332
  • E-mail
Description
Located in beautiful downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Eccentric Cafe, located next to the Bell's General Store, is home to a unique offering of craft beer, live music, entertainment, delicious food and more.Any given time, we have between 20 and 40 different beers on tap. Many are exclusive to the Cafe and are brewed right next door at our original brewery - just look for the yellow tags on the Draft Board when you visit.
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